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    Angry Lexmark X8350 Drivers??


    My father just purchased a Lexmark X8350 all-in-one, and I'm having a very hard time finding drivers for it. I'm running 10.2, and Lexmark's web site is completely useless.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayInSAT
    My father just purchased a Lexmark X8350 all-in-one, and I'm having a very hard time finding drivers for it. I'm running 10.2, and Lexmark's web site is completely useless.

    Does anyone have any ideas?
    Its always best to research for Linux compatibility BEFORE purchasing hardware. But it reads like in your case, that was not an option, and Windows compatibility for your father was the primary criteria. Thats unfortunate.

    I took a look at the Linux Foundation printing site, and I did not see your printer listed:
    http://www.linux-foundation.org/en/OpenPrinting

    I did note that the Lexmark Linux Driver Kit is here, but again, I could find no support for this printer:
    http://www.lexmark.com/lexmark/seque...5_0_en,00.html

    Gimp print does not support this printer
    http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/

    I also went to the Turbo print commercial printer driver site (for Linux printers) and I discovered they do not support Lexmark:
    http://www.turboprint.de/english.html

    I located this site which is somewhat old (sep-2005) which recommended one try the Lexmark Z600 printer driver for printing. You could try that
    http://users.netwit.net.au/~pursang/lex.html

    Lexmark Z600 support is noted here:
    http://openprinting.org/show_printer...m=Lexmark-z600

    If I had to bet, I would bet that would not work. ... But its worth a try.

    You could also ask your question in the openprinting.org forum for Lexmark support:
    http://forums.openprinting.org/list.php?29

    Overall, it does not look good right now. You may need to wait some time (a year or more) before a driver is developed for Linux for this printer.

    You could sign this on line petition (urging manufacturers of printers to support linux):
    http://www.petitiononline.com/YALB1975/petition.html

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